1st June 2015
The 27th May 2015 saw the launch of ILC Canada at the University of Ottawa.
The launch was a great success with more than 160 attendees, and support from the Canadian Medical Association and the Eldercare Foundation of Ottawa. Margaret Gillis, the President of ILC Canada, was the MC for the event. The Minister Responsible for Senior, the Honourable Alice Wong, provided the welcoming remarks and ILC Canada Vice President, Gloria Gutman, delivered the keynote address on “Super Centenarians.”
ILC Canada is housed at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of Health Science and the Dean, Dr. Helene Perrault, spoke on the partnership. Notably, a description of Dr. Louise Plouffe and Dr. Kalache's work on Age-friendly communities resulted in a burst of applause from the audience. Dr. Kalache, Co-President of the ILC Global Alliance, sent a recorded greeting on behalf of ILC Global Alliance.
ILC Canada were honoured to welcome representatives from key Canadian organizations on aging and some of the Embassies and High Commissions of ILC Global Alliance members. Media were in attendance and below you will find the print and radio interview from the CBC:
Living a Fulfilling Life at 90: Interview with Keiko Higuchi, Japan’s Leading Social Commentator
Ms. Masako Osako, Executive Director of ILC Global Alliance Secretariat, recently sat down with Ms. Keiko Higuchi, President (rijicho) of a Japan-based NPO, Women's Association for the Better Aging Society (WABAS) and a leading social commentator and popular author in Japan. At 90 years old, Higuchi has recently published a new book titled, “Hold on! I am still alive and thriving at age 90,” which is a sequel to her enormously popular book published in 2019, “Ready, set, go! You are now becoming an “old-old person.”
15 March 2023
ILC-India organises Online Essay Competition to celebrate World Women’s Day 2023
To celebrate World Women’s Day on 8th March, ILC-I organized an online Essay competition exclusively for older adults where they expressed their thoughts on the topic titled “An inspiring lady who has influenced my life!”
A real picture of a society where almost 30% of people are aged 65+: The current state of older adults in Japan
This report shows the real life of older adults in Japan. Their labour participation rate, financial assets, relationships with neighbours are described first, and then systems such as pension, medical and long-term care are being explained with numbers and figures.